Local entertainment briefs – June 19

Roots singer Lisa Heinrichs, the C-Note jazz trio, songwriter Bruce Jacobson, and the bluegrass band The Button-Down Boys will keep festival-goers entertained during Saturday’s outdoor Artwalk Festival in Red Deer.

Music, movies and art at Artwalk this weekend

Roots singer Lisa Heinrichs, the C-Note jazz trio, songwriter Bruce Jacobson, and the bluegrass band The Button-Down Boys will keep festival-goers entertained during Saturday’s outdoor Artwalk Festival in Red Deer.

Paintings, sculptures, glassware and ceramics from more than 40 area artists will be displayed at sales booths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rotary/Heritage Village Park, south of the Recreation Centre outdoor pool.

Sonia Zacharias will demonstrate watercolour painting while Wendy Morrison creates jewelry. Theresa Neuman will be MC.

Children can do various crafts, learn to carve faces out of bark in a workshop led by Linda Schantz, or take a painting lesson from Cindy Barratt.

Along with the original art, food and T-shirts will also be sold at the 21st annual Artwalk Festival, which is being billed as “a feast for the senses” and a real family event.

As a lead-in the night before, today, Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts students will exhibit their artistic talents with a free festival of local films, shown from 7:30 to 9 p.m. under a tent in the same park.

There will be free popcorn, but bring your lawn chairs and leave the youngsters at home, as most of the student films are considered PG-13.

On the program is: Homecoming, directed by Steven Charlton, The Cabin, directed by Kalon McIarty, Living in Chalkdust, directed by Rivera Reese, The Insomniac Handbook, directed by Matthew Orobko, and Breakup Breakdown, directed by Kyle Mosonyi.

For more information, see www.reddeerartwalk.ca


Jazz at the Matchbox

From folk-tinged jazz to soulful and traditional jazz — it’s all on the program when Diana Stabel and Steve Frise perform as part of the Five Points Quintet at The Matchbox on Thursday.

Special guests are local band, C-Note.

Jazz vocalist Stabel is capturing audiences with her sensual and expressive phrasing and sincerity. Her voice has been heard on CBC Radio and Magic 99.

Stabel is now compiling material for her second album, Dreams, which will follow up her debut 2006 CD, Wave. The new release will showcase Stabel’s talents as a songwriter as well as singer.

Performing with Stabel as part of the quintet is guitarist Frise, who started experimenting with the blues and eventually ventured into jazz and soul.

His emotional style evolved out of the music program at Grant MacEwan College. Still in his early 20s, he is fronting his own jazz project and is a member of Subtone Music, a neo-soul R&B group.

C-Note is a traditional jazz trio from Red Deer with pop, rock and nu-jazz influences. It’s core members are Carl Stretton on upright bass and Troy Davis on tenor and soprano saxophones. The third member for this concert is Andrew McLaren, a singer, bassist and guitarist.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20 from The Matchbox, at Taylor Drive and 43rd Street.


Double riot at Cheers Thursday

A punk, ska and high-voltage rock concert at Cheers North in Red Deer promises to be a riot.

Rude City Riot, Uptown Riot and The Jolts are three British Columbia bands that will perform at the club on Thursday as part of their Western Canadian tour.

Rude City Riot describe themselves as creating an infectious brand of “power ska,” a combination of ska, rock, reggae, punk and soul.

Uptown Riot is an old school three-piece punk band, while The Jolts play energetic rock ’n’ roll.

Tickets are $10 at the door and the show starts at 9 p.m.


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